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About jib9001

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  • Birthday 1993-05-05

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  • PlayStation Network
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    United States
  • Interests
    PC hardware, mechanical keyboards
  • Biography
    Hmm a biography. Well, I don't have much to say. Got into computers in 2007. Started college in 2009, flunked out 3 times, now I'm a senior in Computer Science. Really became a PC enthusiast in early 2017. Since then I've just been working, going to school, and trying to scrape up money to buy more cool computer stuff.
  • Occupation
    Currently a Geek Squad Repair Agent to pay the bills while in college


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600 @3.9Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASROCK FATAL1TY X370 Gaming X
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000Mhz
  • GPU
    XFX RX 580 8GB GTR
  • Case
    Rosewill CULLINAN-RED ATX Mid Tower
  • Storage
    240GB SanDisk SSD Plus + 2 1TB HDD's
  • PSU
    RAIDMAX Cobra 600W 80Plus Gold Modular
  • Display(s)
    Dell 75hz IPS Freesync 1080p x 3
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i AIO
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K68 RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 6XX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. jib9001

    What are mechanical keyboards all about?

    To answer the question "What are mechanical keyboards all about?" I'd say that it's about having a variety in your keyboard experience. There's a huge amount of variety in the switches that are available, each with their own feel, advantages, and/or disadvantages. It's about finding the keyboard that fits what you personally like, for whatever reason you like it. At least, that's what it's about for me.
  2. jib9001

    What are mechanical keyboards all about?

    I'd argue that reds feel notably different than membranes in that they feel very solid when they bottom out, while membranes are squishy at the bottom. Reds are linear so they require relatively consistent force to actuate and eventually bottom out, where tactile and clicky switches have a spike in the force required to actuate them. These spikes in the actuation force required to get past the tactile bump generally makes them "slower" when it comes to gaming, in a purely technical sense. Also, membranes do generally have a tactile feedback coming from overcoming the force required to overcome the rubber dome, but this varies greatly by keyboard. Most MX reds also actuate in the center of their travel distance, and don't have to reset a tactile bump, so they're quicker to reset making them better for rapid fire. Lastly, reds and other linear switches, like most mechanical keyboards, have much greater durability than membranes as well. So there are many reasons why someone would go with a red or other linear switch over a membrane keyboard. It has a lot to do with what you're comfortable with and what your use case is. I personally use a keyboard with Cherry MX Reds and I enjoy not having any tactile feedback until my key bottoms out, and it bottoms out with a strong and satisfying clack as opposed to a squish on a membrane.
  3. jib9001

    Glorious Model O hype?

    Exactly, so I believe that the hype comes from a good, relatively inexpensive, and available competitor to Finalmouse from a well known and liked company
  4. jib9001

    Glorious Model O hype?

    I have plenty of people ask me about my opinions on Final Mouse, as until the Model O comes out, is the "best" option for an extremely light mouse. But Final Mouse doesn't put any effort into their supply, and when they do come in stock, there's no quantity limit on how many can be purchased, so they're always out of stock. Then if that's what you want, you have to buy it aftermarket for a ridiculous markup, and it all just feels anti-consumer to me. Glorious Gaming seems to be a good brand as far as what people online say, so if anyone was interested in a Final Mouse, I'd direct them here instead.
  5. Just an update on this issue: The latest BIOS update from HP on this laptop reduces the allocated VRAM from 2GB to 1GB which is a significant improvement and helps greatly when I'm working in photoshop, illustrator, and have chrome open. Just wanted to update this thread in case anybody wanted to get this laptop but was put off by the vram issue
  6. jib9001

    Best budget studio monitors?(less than $500)

    Thank you for the reply, those are likely what I'll go with
  7. Hello all! I currently have a relatively inexpensive set of computer speakers, but I'm looking to upgrade to a set of studio monitors. As the title suggests, I'm looking to stay below $500. I was wondering if any of you excellent and knowledgeable have any recommendations for me. Thanks in advance!
  8. I looked into it, the RAM on this device is non removable, so HP really kind of screwed me over on that. However, I got an extremely good deal on the computer through my place of employment, so I can't complain too much
  9. I don't think I can actually change the RAM, last time I opened it, it up, I don't believe there are sodimm slots, I think they're soldered in place. I'll double check though since I'm not adverse to upgrading my RAM
  10. I appreciate the feedback. Unfortunately, HP doesn't have this option in the BIOS. I was hoping there may be some other way, but it looks like there probably isn't.
  11. I have an HP Envy 13 with a Ryzen 7 2700u. My laptop has 8GB of ram but 2GB is set to be dedicated to the GPU. As a result, I only have 6GB available to windows and I sometimes max this out when I'm doing work on this machine. I don't need 2GB of vram for how I use this laptop, an extra gigabyte of ram would be much more valuable to me. Is there a way I can change this. I haven't been able to find anything yet, but I'm hoping someone here knows something that I don't.
  12. Currently working on a $100 gaming pc project for fun. Will post more about it when it's done

  13. These pictures were taken at different times, the first picture shows all of the random monitors I currently use, the second shows my current build, and the third shows my current keyboard, mouse, and audio setup. Ignore the dust, it's just your imagination System CPU Ryzen 5 1600 @3.9Ghz Motherboard ASROCK X370 Gaming X RAM 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000Mhz GPU XFX RX 580 8GB GTR Case Rosewill CULLINAN-RED ATX Mid Tower Storage 240GB SanDisk SSD Plus + 2 1TB HDD's PSU RAIDMAX Cobra 600W 80Plus Gold Modular Display(s) Dell 75hz IPS Freesync 1080p + 3 random ones Cooling Corsair H80i AIO Keyboard Corsair K68 RGB Mouse Corsair Scimitar Sound Sony MDR 7506 Headphones, Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 Mic, Behringer Uphoria UM2 XLR audio interface Operating System Windows 10
  14. jib9001

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    I have a GeForce 2 MX somewhere, I'll post pics when I find it
  15. jib9001

    What is the best feeling switch you have ever tried?

    I personally prefer the Cherry MX Reds. I've used Outemu Blues and Cherry Reds for keyboards that I own, and I've tried Cherry Browns, Romer G, and Razer Green switches lightly. Since I always bottom out my keys when typing, I like the smooth feel of the reds so far. I don't get much out of the tactile bump of the Cherry browns, and the Romer G switches feel like they have an awkwardly short travel distance for me. The Razer Green switches didn't feel appreciably different from Cherry Blues that I've tried. I did like the click on my blue switch keyboard as it did allow me to accurately type without bottoming out the keyboard when I tried to, but it felt strange to me so I usually bottomed out the keyboard anyway, so the reds feel better to me overall. I've never tried Topre switches, but my understanding is that they are loud, but they have a substantially different sound bottoming out with a deeper and heavier sounding kind of thunk than the clack of MX style switches. I want to buy a Romer G keyboard and a Topre keyboard and use them for a while to get a good sense of how they feel after getting used to them, but I sadly lack the funds currently